Programme Details

This is an online programme in a virtual learning environment. It is run asynchronously so you do not have to be online at any specific time to take the programme. It is aimed at improving the capacity and quality of service in public service, private sector and civil society organizations. Subjects are offered in a graduated sequence that must be followed to enable learners derive a thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of the entire programme. What this means is that you must complete a requisite subject that enables you to proceed to a second subject. Difficulties would be experienced in a subject where the prerequisite was not followed as concepts and principles covered in that prerequisite subject would not be repeated and will enable your understanding of the second subject with ease. Also, the content is laid out in each subject in a way that gets harder as you proceed.

The programme allows for an outcome of two routes which learners can choose to follow either.

The Local Government Youth Industrial Cooperative (LGYIC) is an industrial value-chain-cluster of related ventures to be established within every local government by trained and talented indigenes of reputable character. The cluster must be able to source 60% of their raw material within their local government and will compete with other LGYIC’s for the position of the most resourceful and profitable based LGYIC. Continue reading

This route is designed for people in private sector employment or seeking employment within the private sector, and or seeking self-employment to establish an enterprise solely of their design or jointly as a cooperative under the Local Government Youth Industrialization Cooperative (LGYIC) as part of this programme. This route is designed for employees in large to medium size corporate entities, especially those interfacing with the public or in decision-making positions concerning the public, including members of the public intending to engage in such gainful employment.

This route is designed for people intending to work as a public servant or gain employment affiliated to governance in any capacity, including those already in public service employment or intending to run for public office in their private capacity.

This route is designed for elected and non-elected workers at any of the 3 – tiers of government working in supervisory or leadership positions or in a decision-making position. Civil servants, special advisers, and any occupation affiliated with the provision of public services such as civil society organization workers are advised to take this route. Members of the public intending to run for political office under our designated or recommended political party would be mandated to take this programme.

Both routes start in the same five (5) core subjects before branching out to three (3) route-specific subjects designed for each route. Both routes offer a post-graduate certification on satisfactory completion of all the modules in the programme.

A certificate of completion can also be awarded for each subject satisfactorily completed as a single subject certificate.

Students will record their work through a Lifelong Learning E-Portfolio (LLP) selected by us and aimed at building a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) approach to lifelong learning. The portfolio is a compulsory part of the programme and is used as the major assessment tool.

Programme Objectives

This programme has been designed to cater for six major societal flaws:

  • To increase the capacity and quality of public service output at federal state and local governance to exceed or match standards in more advanced economies.
  • To reduce the waste of early-life talent by giving everyone who feels talented a platform to showcase and pragmatize.  Continue reading

Curriculum Subjects

There are twelve subject areas, hereafter referred to as modules. The first five (5) modules run for 11 weeks each and are essential for both the PSEC and PSPC routes. Thereafter, the PSEC route will take the 14-week Business Specific Material for Entrepreneurs (9). The PSPC route will take the 14-week Public Service Material (8). Continue reading

Community Leadership Award for Regional Leaders

There is a compulsory Community Practice Exercise (CPE) that takes place all through the programme where students are required to engage with selected structured institutions. Satisfactorily completing this practice leads to the Green jacket award as a Regional Leader. This award qualifies you for participation and sponsorship in any electoral process for public office positions.

The Community Practice Exercise (CPE)

There is a compulsory Community Practice Exercise (CPE) that takes place all through the programme where students are required to engage with selected structural institutions described as your Community-Based settings (CBS) below. You will be taught how to use Mintzberg’s 5Ps to engage and Wilson’s 5Ws+H to journalize your findings for the LGYIC and LLP journaling.

An insightful practitioner approach to recording your journal will exhibit your collaborations, experience, integration, theorizations, recommendations, and be part of the feedback loop for the PS2 Quarterly Journal (PS2QJ). The CPE weighs in at 20% of the course grading and is assessed as a pass or fail. Continue reading

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